Matt Jenkins

  • Personal trainer / Group fitness instructor

"Sports and fitness have been passions of mine for as long as I can remember, and I'm a firm believer in functional fitness - getting the body ready to perform at its best. Having left the UK in 2013 with all my worldly possessions on a bicycle a few years ago, I ended up here in Dunedin to complete my PhD in exercise psychology at the University of Otago.
I specialise in motivation for exercise, and have been looking at the influence of mindfulness in adherence to exercise. As I continue with my research, I will be working hands-on as a personal trainer and figuring out how best to help our clients stick to their physical activity goals."